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Golden Nuggets: Billy Beane Bought Jeff Tedford's House

Plus Sonny Dykes, Bryce Treggs and Nick Forbes hang out in Coach's basement...

Leon Halip

Zack Rosenblatt of the Arizona Daily Star managed to procure some awesome quotes from Sonny at Pac-12 Media Day. One interesting one is who now owns Jeff Tedford's impressive mansion.

Two or three reporters sat around the same table as Dykes chatted with two showbiz people.

One of them told Dykes about how he worked on "Moneyball," the Academy Award-nominated film that was partially shot on the same Sony lot.

Fun fact, Dykes told him, Billy Beane - the Oakland A's general manager on which "Moneyball" was based - bought Jeff Tedford's old house.

Also what does Sonny do for fun with players like Bryce Treggs and Nick Forbes?

In the spring, receiver Bryce Treggs and Forbes went to a charity event with Dykes. Afterward, they went to his house and were just "hanging around in his basement," Forbes said.

"I was like, man, this is the head coach, this is the guy. We're just hanging out, talking ball."

"With our feet up, just chillin'," interjected Treggs.

"Yeah," Forbes said, "and afterward, Mrs. Dykes (Sonny's wife, Kate) said, 'We've got a full fridge and a pool table downstairs. You guys can come all the time. I was like, 'What?'"

Also, some swimming updates: Natalie Coughlin and Missy Franklin--Golden Bears of the past and future--carried Team USA to the gold in the 4x100-meter freestyle at the World Championships this weekend.

Franklin, California's incoming freshman, led off the relay and Golden Bear alumna Coughlin swam the second leg for the U.S., which clocked an American-record time of 3:32.31 in the final.

In the relay, the United States edged second-place Australia by 12 hundredths of a second, after the Aussies led the race much of the way.

They weren't the only Bears brandishing bling on Sunday--former Bear Lauren Boyle won the bronze in the 400-meter freestyle. For the results of the other Bears in the pool, like Nathan Adrian and Dana Vollmer, check the links below!

Swimming and Diving
Men's Crew